blooming love :: raquel and josh

NYC is bustling with spring in its step once again! March and April have brought a lot of fun and adventure for me including traveling half way across the world, getting scuba certified, shooting an awesome NY wedding as well as two incredible destination weddings (Philippines and Bahamas :: coming soon! ). In between the jet-setting, I also had the chance to spend some quality time with my couples shooting some spring engagements in NYC, one of which I am featuring today. Carlos Andres came along with his tilt shift lens to shoot for fun and to keep us laughing as always. Apparently one tilt shift wasn't enough, so he stole mine for the entire shoot! Seriously, I need my rental $$$. Having a 4th person is a super treat for an engagement shoot and creates a really fun dynamic :)
Raquel and Josh are getting married on May 17th, so they are first to post. Enjoy!!


Winning Images :: PDN Top Knots 2008!!

I am so excited to have 2 winning images in the 2008 PDN Top Knots Contest! Click HERE to check it out.
Also pick up the April PDN issue soon to see the images in print.
Congrats to all the winners! An extra happy shout out to friends who also won: Jennifer Davis, Brian Dorsey, Heather Waraksa and Sergio! Also props to the amazing Jose Villa for scoring the front cover, so awesome!

Below: Drs. Guitta and Marc Pana married in Southern California at a beautiful church in Laguna Woods and had their reception at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA. This image is of Guitta getting ready in her home.

Below: Nicholas and Shari from NYC had a destination Miami wedding. This couple had 2 Ceremonies(Christian and Persian) one of which took place at the Ritz-Carlton, Miami Beach and the other, shown below, at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
Nick and Shari's wedding was planned/designed by the amazing Michelle Rago and will be published in an upcoming bridal magazine...to be announced upon release date.